What makes a writer successful? Talent, Training and Tenacity. Hard work is a critical component, bolstered by fellowship and advice from other writers. For Kevin Symmons, the skills he honed while building one of New England’s most successful manufacturing companies helped prepare him for similar challenges that lay ahead.
Since his days as an undergraduate, Kevin had harbored the dream of writing a novel. What began as a part-time project blossomed into a new career. Kevin found exhilaration as he breathed life into the characters and scenarios created in his novels. He now navigates several genres including women’s fiction (Solo), paranormal romance (Rite of Passage) and his current work, “Out Of The Storm”, a mainstream thriller with strong romantic elements. Rite of Passage, released last year has been nominated for the Rom Con Reader’s Crown Award. Kevin has also collaborated with award-winning screenwriter and playwright Barry Brodsky, forging an original story concept into a screenplay.
Kevin’s Interview with PrimeTime.
In addition to membership in the National Writers Union, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America and several subchapters of these professional writing organizations, Kevin is a frequent attendee at many local and national writing conferences and events. He is a talented speaker who’s been featured at the NEC and CT RWA Conferences, the New England Book Expo and Bookstock in the last year. A veteran teacher of creative writing, Kevin is completing his fourth term as President of the prestigious Cape Cod Writers Center. The Center boasts 450 plus members and hosts one of the most respected writer’s conferences in the US, recently voted one of the top five in the US.